British Olympic high burst china medallist Germaine Mason has died during a age of 34 after a motorcycle crash, military in Jamaica have said.
The Jamaican-born athlete, who switched to paint Great Britain in 2006, won china during a 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“Our frank condolences to a whole sporting fraternity,” tweeted Jamaica primary apportion Andrew Holness.
Mason won Britain’s initial entertainment award of a Beijing Games, finishing second behind Russian Andrey Silnov.
The Jamaica Constabulary wrote on Twitter: “Germaine Mason, 34, Jamaican-born contestant and former inhabitant high jumper, died in a motorcycle pile-up this morning.”
Mason claimed universe indoor bronze for Jamaica in 2003 and recovered after pang a career-threatening knee damage a following year.
He was authorised to paint Britain since his father David was innate in London, and he switched devotion dual years before a Beijing Olympics.
On his Olympic debut, he managed 2.34m during his initial attempt, with favourite Silnov a usually contestant to transparent 2.36m.
British competitor James Ellington, who was left with a damaged pelvis after a motorbike collision in Spain in January, was among those to compensate reverence to Mason.
“Can’t trust a news we have only listened about Germaine Mason. RIP Germaine – life is delicate,” he said.